This report contains information compiled from data in the files of the U.S. Geological Survey, the New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, and oil and gas companies on nearly 3,000 of the more than 13,000 wells drills in New Mexico prior to September 1, 1953. The tabulation is believed to include all unsuccessful wildcat test wells, most of the unsuccessful field extension wells, and most of the discovery wells for the various producing areas, even though they may be shut or abandoned at the present time. In addition, the list contains some deep tests and some wells representative of the shut-in, abandoned, or producing areas. Wells less than 500 deep were not listed unless they were discovery wells or representative of a district. Wells that were producing but were abandoned later are not included in the tabulation unless they were discovery wells of a representative district.
The data are presented in tabular form and include the well location, county, field or geologic structure, name of operator, well number and name of lease, completion date, status of land, elevation of the well, total depth of well, name of surface and bottom rocks, oil or gas show or productive zones, and the present status of the well.
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Level of Degree
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Stuart A. Northorpe
Third Committee Member
J. Paul Fitzsimmons
New Mexico, Oil Production, Gas Production, Delaware Basin, San Juan Basin
Dixon, George H.. "Records of Wells Drilled for Oil and Gas in New Mexico." (1954). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/eps_etds/158